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Happy Birthday, Windows 95

Today is the tenth anniversary of Windows 95 and MSN, also known as the first time the average person realized computers could actually be useful in the home. Regardless of bugs and mistakes and Apple-innovated features, Windows 95 was when the PC came into its own and the internet began to explode. Its been a great ten years.

Notice that, while Windows is better now than it has ever been, it has never been so threatened on so many fronts. What odds can we put on there still being Windows in 2015?

August 24th, 2005 Posted by | Corporate, General, Windows | 4 comments



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  1. Pretty good odds, I’d say.

    Comment by Patrick | August 24, 2005

  2. Windows 95 and MSN Turn 10

    Today Windows 95 and MSN turn 10 years old. Nathan Weinberg calls it “the first time the average person realized computers could actually be useful in the home.”

    Our first PC actually had Windows…

    Trackback by MicrosoftBlog.com | August 24, 2005

  3. Yeah, I think it’ll still be around. I don’t see any other reasonable desktop OS competitors at the moment.

    Comment by matt | August 24, 2005

  4. at the time of its presentation, I was running the unforgettable amiga. however progress is progress so now I am running xp64. not withstanding all critisism about microsoft, the os performs and can only get better. who knows what their next os will bring ? I do hope positive critisism will help shape a better os and lets just face reality, which is what microsoft represents…

    Comment by Microsoft Beta Invite ID's | September 1, 2005

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